Search under way for new director after Mark Powers retires after 6 years at TCAT-Dickson

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Dickson Director Mark Powers recently retired after serving 13 years as the leader of a state technical college. Powers has been at the Dickson school on Highway 46 since 2008 after serving as director of TCAT-Harriman 2001-2008. Former Assistant Director Warner Taylor, who also recently retired, has agreed to serve as […]

DCHS in Class 5A, CWHS in Class 4A in TSSAA’s proposed classfication for football next 2 years

The TSSAA released its preliminary classifications for high school football for the next two seasons under a redesigned playoff format. Under the modified playoff plan, Tennessee high schools will be divided into six classes based on current student enrollment. The largest class, known as the “Super 6,” will consist of the 32 largest schools and […]

Early voting opens 8 am-7 pm tomorrow at sites in Charlotte, Dickson and White Bluff Town Hall

Early voting begins tomorrow in Charlotte, Dickson and White Bluff. The two-week early voting period before the Nov. 4 election starts with a day of extended hours of 8 am-7 pm at all three locations. Registered voters can cast ballots at the Dickson County Election Office on the Courthouse Square in Charlotte, at Restoration Church […]

Coalition meeting to focus on compliance sweeps as a method of combatting underage drinking

In the wake of the latest alcohol compliance sweep in which seven Dickson businesses were cited for underage alcohol sales, the Drug Free Dickson Coalition will host a program explaining the importance of such undercover operations at its monthly meeting. The coalition will meet at 6 pm Thursday at the Dickson County Emergency Medical Service […]

Permit required for outdoor burning anywhere in Tennessee beginning Wednesday thru May 15

Starting Wednesday, the Tennessee Division of Forestry requires a permit be obtained for all outdoor burning anywhere in the state of Tennessee. Tennessee law requires a burn permit for any burning between Oct. 15 and May 15 regardless of where you live. Residents of municipalities with restrictions on burning should contact their local fire departments […]

YMCA director to update status, fund-raising at chamber of commerce luncheon at noon Monday

With the effort to open a YMCA facility in Dickson County breaking new ground to function independently, Executive Director Paul Pitney will outline the plans and discuss the upcoming fund-raising dinner when he speaks at the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce’s membership luncheon on Monday. The luncheon is noon Oct. 20 at GreyStone Golf Club […]

Sheriff’s office plans to use $26K from donation, property auction to make equipment purchases

The Dickson County Commission granted preliminary approval to budget amendments that will allow the sheriff’s office to use donations and auction proceeds for equipment purchases and revenue from its annual calendar to offset a lost grant for the Traffic Safety Awareness and Education Program. Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe asked the commission’s work session last week to […]

Bibb-White Bluff Civic Center on target for January completion, opening expected in 1st quarter 2015

Despite recent rainy weather, officials in White Bluff say the Hazel C. and Zollie H. Bibb Jr.-White Bluff Civic Center is still on schedule for a mid-January completion. Public Works Director and Projects Coordinator Jeff Martin reported at last week’s council session that “everything is moving along very, very well.” Martin said the brick exterior […]